The Penguin’s Tuxedo vs. ITC’s THE WHITE ROAD
MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
IRISH THEATRE OF CHICAGO presents
THE WHITE ROAD
“Antarctica or Bust!”
$18 DISCOUNT TICKETS! ALL AGES EVENT!
The people’s stories were at the very core of ancient Irish culture. It was the duty of the Seanachaí (“Shawn-uh-kee”) to keep these stories alive. It is the mission of Irish Theatre of Chicago to enlist the best and brightest Seanachaí one might find in this grand city to return theatre to this origin – by creating compelling productions and programs that focus the energy of artists towards the common goal of exceptional storytelling.
THE WHITE ROAD is the story of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica from sea to sea via the South Pole. The crew is forced to abandon their ship, Endurance, having been crushed by pack ice. They have one path ahead – The White Road. Experience an incredible story of survival, under near impossible conditions, and a display of the human spirit when all hope appears lost.
Chicago’s resident Irish theater company consistently produces the smartest, funniest and most emotionally resonating scripts from across the pond by way of the finest actors you’ll see on stage in the Midwest. This world premiere of THE WHITE ROAD, a splendid adventure yarn set on the frozen tundra of Antarctica (and the far-flung outposts of civilization “nearby”), is no exception. Utilizing actual correspondence and journal entries written by the crew of the Endurance during their harrowing expedition on the ice, this top-notch ensemble brings to life the boisterous spirit and unfailing camaraderie of the intrepid explorers willing to sail across the literal end of the earth — all for the sake of discovery (and a little bit of glory). Come witness Shackleton and his men endure the elements, the predators and the cursed pack ice and be thankful that you have to suffer such extreme conditions here in Chicago only five months of the year.
WHAT: IRISH THEATRE OF CHICAGO presents THE WHITE ROAD
WHEN: MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
Show @ 7:00 p.m. Please be punctual as there is ***NO LATE SEATING*** for this play!
Running time is approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes with ONE intermission.
WHERE: THE DEN THEATRE (UPSTAIRS) – 1333 North Milwaukee Avenue @ Hermitage (Wicker Park)
COST: $18 discount tickets. RSVP here and Justin will confirm your seat.
***ADDITIONAL NOTE: In order to secure these discounted tickets, I have to purchase them upfront with MY OWN MONEY; thus, if you sign up, you are agreeing to pay for your ticket – whether you attend the show or not! CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED!***
ALL AGES EVENT!
AND REMEMBER: IF YOU SIGN UP, SHOW UP!